Meaning - Dilophosaurus means “double-crested lizard”
Carnivore (meat-eater) - it ate smaller plant-eating dinosaurs.
Length - 20 feet (6 m) long
|WHEN IT LIVED||
Early Jurassic period, about 201 to 189 million years ago
|WHERE IT LIVED|
The first fossil Dilophosaurus skeleton was found in Arizona, USA, in the 1940’s. Three Dilophosaurus fossils have been found in the USA, all found together in Arizona. They are now at the University of California’s Museum of Paleontology at Berkeley, USA. Fossils similar to those of Dilophosaurus have been found in many places around the world.
Dilophosaurus was a fast-moving bipedal predator that had a double crest on its head. Although it was depicted as spitting poison in the Jurassic Park movie, there is no fossil evidence that it did so (it was also pictured far too small, with an incorrect skull, and with a frill it did not have).
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